Mehran Awareness and Development Organization (MADO) is a non-profit civil society organization which emerged as a response to the challenges facing the youths of Karachi, with regards to the fight against poverty and social injustice and other issues. MADO was established in 2009 and received registration under Social Welfare Act 1961. Later, it was re-register under voluntary Social Welfare agencies act 1961.
MADO is aimed at socio-political transformation of youths and other citizens and institutions through organizing, educating, engaging and empowering them for a democratic, just and peaceful society. This will be achieved by diversifying the efforts of different stakeholders including youth, civil society organizations, media persons, academia, researchers, lawyers, trade unions, and elected representatives through lobbying and advocacy for policy reforms and implementation. MADO envisions a responsible and equitable society where everyone has access to basic rights, needs and equal opportunity to participate in democratic and development process.